The City of Oakland administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Police, fire and emergency services are not affected during the holiday. more »
The Oakland Public Library is partnering with Community Technology Network to offer the Ready, Set, Connect! (RSC!), a professional development program designed to help Oakland youth between 16 and 24 years old discover the professional skills necessary for technology-focused careers. The program begins in October and concludes in May, 2014. Interested youth should apply by September 16, 2013. more »
The City of Oakland continues the decennial Redistricting process with four additional meetings in September to gather public input on the maps submitted by the public and those crafted by the Redistricting vendor. The input will help further refine the maps prior to presentation to the Oakland City Council in October. more »
To help Oakland businesses prepare for natural disasters, the City of Oakland will host the Oakland Business Disruption & Disaster Training Workshop on Wednesday, August 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The free workshop will be held in the Council Chambers at Oakland City Hall located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. more »
The City of Oakland was recently awarded over $20 million in federal transportation funds to improve streets throughout the City. These grant awards represent 37 percent of the $54 million in One Bay Area Grant program funds awarded in Alameda County. more »
$20 Million in Federal Funds Will Improve City Streets
The City of Oakland was recently awarded over $20 million in federal transportation funds to improve streets throughout the City. These grant awards represent 37 percent of the $54 million in One Bay Area Grant program funds awarded in Alameda County.
“Oakland is on the rise, with our economy and our population both projecting steady growth over the next few years. That means more people walking our beautiful city, more people biking to work and more cars on the road. These grants will help us improve our transportation infrastructure to accommodate those new residents and businesses,” Mayor Jean Quan said. more »
Oakland, CA — In a Ceasefire operation early this morning, the Oakland Police Department and multiple law enforcement partners served ten warrants to identified violent criminal offenders with gang ties in and around the City of Oakland. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department would like to make the public
aware of individuals who are posing as utility workers.
On August 20, 2013 at about 2:30 PM, in the 1200 block of Sunnyhills Road, two
suspects posing as a utility workers stating they are PG&E workers, contacted the
90 and 80 year old residents telling them that they were there to check the
easement at the rear of the property. more »
Oakland, CA — The Oakland Police Department announces the arrest of Demetrius Ward, whom investigators believe is responsible for the car burglary and shooting of four victims last Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 4:10 PM, in the 1700 block of Telegraph Avenue. more »
With help from a growing number of concerned citizens, the City of Oakland is going after individuals who are responsible for one of the worst sources of civic blight in Oakland: illegal dumping.
The Illegal Dumping Enforcement Action initiative – a joint effort by Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker, the Public Works Agency and the City Administrator’s Office – uses photos, videos and other evidence from members of the public to track down illegal dumpers and make them pay for disrespecting Oakland’s residents, businesses and taxpayers. more »